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Featured news in this section focuses on Nevada, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Nevada Health Link), the Nevada Division of Insurance (in the Department of Business and Industry), and actions by the state legislature affecting insurance brokers and clients. 

Lowering Prescription Costs For Medicare Beneficiaries Lifted Burdens For Nevadans, They Tell HHS Secretary

The Inflation Reduction Act calls for prescription drug prices for seniors on Medicare to be lowered and out-of-pocket expenses capped at $2,000 per year starting in 2025, the White House said. The act also capped the price of insulin, which helps regulate diabetes, at $35 a month for Medicare users.

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NV Health Link Extends Special Enrollment Period, Launches SMS Outreach

Nevada's marketplace insurance program wants people who no longer qualify for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program to know it has extended its special enrollment period through the end of November.

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Few People Disqualified From Medicaid Are Enrolling In Nevada’s Insurance Exchange

Since Nevada Medicaid resumed eligibility checks for beneficiaries in June of last year, only an average of 5 percent of Nevadans deemed ineligible for the publicly funded insurance program each month have managed to enroll in a plan through the state’s health insurance exchange.

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Nevada Is Years Away From Healing COVID Wounds, Report Says

A newly released report from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (NV DHHS) said it may take a long time to recover from the economic, education and behavioral health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nevada Health Department Goes Digital to Expand Access

Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is embracing technology — from mobile apps to data visualization dashboards — to better serve the state's residents online.

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What’s Being Done To Address Nevada’s Physician Shortage?

The state’s rank among U.S. states is currently 45th for active physicians per 100,000. Currently, there are 7,388 physicians with an active license to practice in Nevada. We need an additional 1,500 primary care physicians to meet the national average.

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Were 260,000 Nevadans Dropped From Medicaid ‘Unwinding’? What You Need To Know

Eligible beneficiaries who were disenrolled from Medicaid must re-enroll within 60 days to get continuous benefits and avoid a gap in coverage.

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Lombardo Order Addresses Shortage Of Health Care Workers In Nevada

Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo has signed an executive order that addresses the state’s shortage of health care workers. The order directs the Patient Protection Commission to devise recommendations for ensuring Nevada residents have more access to quality care statewide. The recommendations are expected to be outlined in the commission’s next report due later this year.

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State Commits Nearly $200 Million For Overhaul Of Behavioral Health Care System

The state’s health and human services director says the new program will help the state come into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Officials Warn Nevada’s 70,000 Medicaid Users They’re Losing Health Insurance

Tens of thousands of Medicaid recipients in Nevada will be without health insurance now that the pandemic-era continuous coverage policy for the program has ended.

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